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“Best oysters!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dock Street Oyster Bar

Dock Street Oyster Bar
Ranked #16 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally sourced Seafood and Vegetables at affordable prices . We have been voted Best Oyster bar by Encore readers in Wilmington 15 years in a row.
Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best oysters!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Do not miss having oysters here, they are fresh and fabulous! The service was fast and friendly and they even shucked the more difficult ones. Crab cakes delicious as well. Would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fish Tacos, and so much more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

We go to DSOB every time we're in Wilmington...okay, that's been twice now, but the food here is great. Fresh, tasty, with something for everyone. Our 12 yr old ordered raw oysters and the fish tacos, and he was kind enough to let me slurp an oyster or two, and taste his tacos. Oysters were of good size, and fresh, and the fish tacos were light, crunchy with an excellent mix of toppings and sauce.
And as I said, they have something for everyone. Our youngest is not into seafood at all, so he had the pasta and marinara. I had the shrimp with horseradish sauce, which had a nice bite and moist shrimp. The staff are great, and are very attentive, so much so that the owner immediately noticed that my meal hadn't come out at the same time as the rest of the table, and she checked to see where it was. It was literally maybe a minute behind, but they were that attentive. We'll be back, definitely.

Visited August 2014
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We wandered into Dock Street in downtown Wilmington, and discovered one of the best seafood places we have ever been. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Located in a very old warehouse building near the Wilmington docks, you can almost imagine all the old time dock workers and sailors wandering around the place. Highly recommend!

Visited July 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“fun place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dock Street Oyster Bar is a fun, funky, unpretentious place right in downtown. The food was good (especially liked the the crab dip), the staff friendly. I had the brisket tacos, which were outstanding. Would definitely go there again, even though I'm not a big seafood fan!

Visited August 2014
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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yummy Fish Tacos ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Food and service were great! The owner is super friendly and made sure we were pleased with our overall experience.

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